Day 4 candling brown eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Ilovemyduckies, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. Ilovemyduckies

    Ilovemyduckies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've got 18 Buff Orpington egg in my incubator. They are at day 4 and I cannot see anything. This is my first time trying to hatch brown eggs. I have tried to hatch black eggs, but because they were black I didn't bother candling them. They did develop fully, but did not hatch. Because this is my first time dealing with shipped eggs, and I spent money on them, I don't want one to be dead and contaminate/kill the other eggs. I also have a dozen duck eggs in there that are deloping very nice, and i don't want any dead chicken eggs to kill them. So, my questions are, what do they look like at days 3-6? Any pics? Also, will it start to get easier to see the development as they get older? Thanks in advance for any answers. ;)
     
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    I would recommend not candling until day 10 on a brown egg. It's just too hard to see, and it'll drive you nuts! A dead embryo normally won't contaminate the rest.
     
  3. Ilovemyduckies

    Ilovemyduckies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, the thing I am mostly worried about is that duck eggs are REALLY sensitive. But I'll do that, I think they will be fine until then.
     
  4. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens


    I wish I had have known this when I started! :gig

    My brown eggs are FINALLY showing at day 13 :rolleyes: I checked on Tuesday and I couldn't see much at all, and now they are moving like crazy :D I am very excited!
     
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2012

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